NEED HELP WITH DOOR COLOR
lsim08
July 10, 2013 in Design Dilemma
I am having trouble deciding on a door color...I want Fuchsia and my sisters think Orange. My house is very "flat" so want something strong to give it some personality. The siding color is a blah, off-white with grey in it. I thought fuchsia would play nicely off of the grayish tone. I also thought I would paint the trim around door black to try and give a little Dimension as well as use black hardware.

Thank you for your input!
Lisa
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cupik
I'd do something to enhance foundation brick. Brickish red.
2 Likes   July 10, 2013 at 2:41PM
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bluenan
How about yellow tied in with window boxes and big pots of flowers at the bottom of the steps?

5 Likes   July 10, 2013 at 3:11PM
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giniaginia
I think fuchsia would be beautiful....love it!
It would be nice if you could redo your walk way, to make it more defined. And 2 potted shrubs at the bottom of the stairs.
4 Likes   July 10, 2013 at 3:51PM
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lsim08
Thank you! Was thinking horseshoe driveway and love the idea of two shrubs at bottom of stairs. What do you think about painting stairs black?
0 Likes   July 10, 2013 at 4:11PM
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Cabell Design Studio
Hello Isim08,

Love the already mentioned ideas.... you could paint the stairs and the foundation black, both, to add some pizzazz. As for the door, you might also think about a brilliant teal for a pop of color. Your planters and window boxes could hold mounds of the purple and pinks with trailing white vines.... stunning! Take a look at these Houzz pictures for inspiration:

Madison

Denver Manor Home

Colorful Cottage

Window Boxes and Containers

Outdoor garden shed

window box

Best of luck with your decisions and please let us know if we can be of any assistance!

Elizabeth Cabell, ASID, CID
Cabell Design Studio
2 Likes   July 10, 2013 at 4:25PM
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giniaginia
I don't think I would paint the stairs and foundation black. Unless it was a sheer flat color wash. I think you would want almost a gray slat color wash on both. You could bring the black down from the house with planters. Gray gravel drive way and walk way. You want the door to be the star and the other things to ground it. Simple crisp landscaping. It'd be nice to get 2 light fixtures. Shiny silver tone, like jewlery.
2 Likes   July 10, 2013 at 8:23PM
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lizsalvo
Are you keeping the black shutters?
0 Likes   July 11, 2013 at 7:31PM
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lydias09
Definitely think mustard gold would be awesome!
0 Likes   July 11, 2013 at 8:05PM
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beachrunner5
Go Bright! Be the house with the bright red door.
0 Likes   July 11, 2013 at 8:22PM
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beachrunner5
Maybe something like this???? (.... obviously I'm a bit bored tonight!)
1 Like   July 11, 2013 at 8:26PM
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beachrunner5
yellow looked pretty cool too!
0 Likes   July 11, 2013 at 8:28PM
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beachrunner5
just for kicks... pink
0 Likes   July 11, 2013 at 8:30PM
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photofrankel
A sunny yellow
1 Like   July 11, 2013 at 8:33PM
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siennasaddler
I vote for a blue shade, all other things remaining the same.
0 Likes   July 11, 2013 at 10:31PM
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caromck
I like the fuchsia if you add some window boxes and large planters with color to tie it together. Also like teal and yellow, but I don't like the red. Think about what will bloom year-round where you live so you can maintain the color too.
0 Likes   July 11, 2013 at 10:45PM
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Kathy Beylotte
bright yellow with black metal window boxes to tie in with the shutters, with multi color flowers and viney foliage;)Awesoome!!
0 Likes   July 11, 2013 at 11:17PM
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Timberlane Inc.
Since you want to add some "POP" to you home we would recommend 2 things. 1) Your shutters are not the proper size for your windows. Since your home is on the smaller side, wider shutters that fit your windows would look great. 2) If you choose to paint your door a bright color, we would match the color of your shutters to that specific color. This will tie in the color scheme. You can then decorate with black hardware like you suggested. All of our hand-forged hardware is in stock and is ready to be shipped.
0 Likes   July 12, 2013 at 8:41AM
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Steven Z.
How do you think this one ? haw-haw, may i know what's the material of your door ?
0 Likes   July 12, 2013 at 8:50AM
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lizsalvo
I love the idea of putting hardware on shutters.
0 Likes   July 12, 2013 at 6:00PM
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weathervanes
Color my world RED. I think it would look outstanding on your door. Put some window planters as well. I would prefer a copper planter but i think red is still better.
0 Likes   July 19, 2013 at 4:46PM
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judianna20
Take off the shutters. Paint your window muttons a dark charcoal, and then paint your front door anything you want. A cutie.

0 Likes   July 19, 2013 at 4:53PM
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